Originally from Yuma, Arizona, Amanda moved to the Phoenix Valley in 2011. She received a BFA in Photography from Arizona State University in pursuit of her passion for the visual arts four years later. In addition to using photography as an artistic medium, she has worked as a Photography and New Media Studio Assistant at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO and with ASU's School of Sustainability, St. Luke's Health Initiative, and the City of Phoenix as a photographer for the ReinventPHX project.
Most recently, Amanda won Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's 2016 Good 'n Plenty award for aftrART. She is also a recipient of the 2015 SPE Student Awards for Innovations in Imaging, the 2014 Quesada Research Award winner for her Young Mothers project, and was Arizona’s 2010 Scholastic Golden Key recipient for her photography portfolio.